PTI, Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 10:14 AM IST
Search operation at the project site has been underway on a war footing basis for a fortnight since it bore the brunt of an avalanche triggered by a glacier burst over Rishi Ganga in Chamoli district on February 7.
By Abhishek Jha, Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:01 AM IST
The effects of the climate crisis on Uttarakhand’s weather patterns and their impact on the environment’s capacity to sustain damage being done by the construction of dams makes the state particularly vulnerable.
By Jayashree Nandi, Joshimath
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:27 AM IST
The decision to install an early warning system comes nearly 8 years after the Union environment ministry had said in an affidavit that Uttarakhand urgently needed a flood forecasting network. An expert panel appointed in 2013 had observed that lack of disaster preparedness was a dangerous lacuna.
By Abraham Thomas, Neeraj Santoshi, New Delhi, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:23 AM IST
The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) data submitted to the HPC have identified 161 sensitive locations in 574 km (on NH-94 Rishikesh to Uttarkashi, NH-58 Rishikesh to Mana and NH-125 Tanakpur to Pithoragarh), about one location every 3.5 km.
By Neeraj Santoshi, Dehradun
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:32 AM IST
State Disaster Response Force commandant Navneet Bhullar said they have set up the water-level sensor nearly one kilometre upstream of the village.
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 01:05 AM IST
- HT spoke to some of the main rescuers and officers on the frontline who are leading and coordinating the search and rescue operations.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 06:57 PM IST
On February 7, a glacier burst in the Tapovan-Raini area in Chamoli, triggering massive flooding in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers. Hundreds of people went missing after the floods and many houses were damaged along with the Tapovan-Vishnugad hydropower plant and the under-construction Rishiganga Hydel Project.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 09:02 AM IST
Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel along with the National Disaster Response Force and other sister agencies have been conducting search and rescue operations in the Chamoli district for the past 10 days.
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 01:47 AM IST
DJB vice-chairperson Raghav Chadha on Monday said the water utility has overcome the supply issue. He also visited DJB’s Bhagirathi Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to take stock of the situation.
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 02:22 AM IST
- Among the five bodies, three were recovered from the 1.7 kilometre-long Tapovan tunnel at NTPC's hydel power project.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 08:11 AM IST
In a series of tweets, Chadha urged residents to use water judiciously as two of Delhi's water treatment plants were not operating at their full capacity following the disruptions due to Uttarakhand calamity.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Officials have said that the 12 bodies were found in a tunnel of the Tapovan Vishnugad Hydropower Plant and from a village in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district.
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 06:26 PM IST
- The five bodies in the tunnel were recovered after the rescue workers cleared the muck inside at a distance of about 130 metres.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 08:57 AM IST
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UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 08:37 PM IST
- Reports emerged about the formation of a "new" glacial lake in the Rishi Ganga catchment area, about six kilometres above Raini village.
By Neeeraj Santoshi and Jayashree Nandi, Dehradun, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 06:05 AM IST
Geologists have sounded caution about the lake near the disaster-hit Reni village and said water from there could ooze out gradually and pose a risk to teams involved in rescue and search operations downstream.
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 08:47 PM IST
- Till Friday evening, three more bodies had been recovered, taking the confirmed death toll to 38.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:03 PM IST
Here is everything that has happened since the floods on Sunday.
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 04:00 PM IST
The death toll after the flash flood in Chamoli district has risen to 34, out of which 10 have been identified, and 204 people are still missing.
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 10:05 AM IST
Uttarakhand glacier burst: The rescue teams have so recovered 34 bodies and as many as 170 people were missing as of Wednesday night.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 03:35 PM IST
By Kalyan Das | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 01:14 PM IST
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also visited the 13 border villages on Tuesday and met the locals.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Thirty two bodies have so far been recovered and at least 206 people are missing following the glacier burst in Uttarakhand that led to flash floods in the Chamoli district on Sunday.
By Sanjoy Dey, Ranchi
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 09:30 PM IST
- Ten people, who are stranded, want to return to Jharkhand.
By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:09 PM IST
- The Uttar Pradesh government had prepared a list of 71 people from various districts of the state who are missing after the Chamoli disaster.
By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 07:30 PM IST
- CM Rawat had left for Chamoli on Monday evening where he spent the night before flying off to the affected villages.
ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:41 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that efforts are underway on a war footing to rescue those who are trapped in a tunnel after a glacier burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday.
By Kalyan Das | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, Dehradun
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:05 PM IST
- Battling muddy water and wading in knee-deep muck, SDRF teams search for bodies stuck in boulders and tree roots downstream.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 04:38 PM IST
- Twenty-six people were confirmed dead but at least 170 others remained missing Monday after the glacier broke off a mountainside, triggering a flash flood through a valley in Uttarakhand state.
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 01:48 PM IST
A joint team of ITBP, army, NDRF and SDRF entered the Tapovan tunnel to check the water level inside it ahead of the point where the debris has been cleared.